Special Issue "Plant Cell Wall Proteins and Development"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2018
Dr. Elisabeth Jamet
Laboratoire de Recherche en Sciences Végétales, Université de Toulouse, CNRS, UPS, 24 Chemin de Borderouge-Auzeville, BP42617, Castanet-Tolosan 31326, France
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Interests: plant; cell wall biology; development; evolution; proteomics; post-translational modification; cell wall architecture; protein/protein; protein/polysaccharide interaction
This Special Issue, “Plant Cell Wall Proteins and Development”, will cover a selection of recent research topics in the field of cell wall biology focused on cell wall proteins and their roles during development. Experimental papers, up-to-date review articles, and commentaries will be welcome.
Plant cell walls surround cells and provide both an external protection and a mean for cell-to-cell communication. They mainly comprise polymers like polysaccharides and lignin in lignified secondary walls and a minute amount of cell wall proteins (CWPs). CWPs are major players of cell wall remodeling and signaling. Cell wall proteomics, as well as numerous genetic or biochemical studies, have revealed the high diversity of CWPs, among which proteins acting on polysaccharides, proteases, oxido-reductases, lipid-related proteins and structural proteins. CWPs may have enzymatic activities such as cutting/ligating polymers or processing/degrading proteins. They may also contribute to the supra-molecular assembly of cell walls via protein/protein or protein/polysaccharide interactions. Thanks to these biochemical activities, they contribute to the dynamincs and the functionality of cell walls. Even though many researches have already been pursued to shed light on the many roles of CWPs, many functions still remain to be discovered especially for proteins identified in cell wall proteomes with yet unknown function.Dr. Elisabeth Jamet
Prof. Christophe Dunand
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- cell wall
- polysaccharide remodeling
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Membrane-bound class III peroxidases: Overlooked enzymes with exciting functions
Authors: Sabine Lüthje and Teresa Martinez-Cortes
Abstract: Class III peroxidases are heme-containing peroxidases of the secretory pathway with a high redundance and versatile functions. In the past this peroxidase super family was belived as soluble proteins. Meanwhile class III peroxidases have been identified in tonoplast and plasma membranes of different plant tissues and species. In silico analysis revealed a membrane localization for about half of the class III peroxidases that are encoded by the maize (Zea mays) genome. Similar results has been found for other species like thale-cress (Arabidopsis thaliana) and rice (Oryza sativa). Although a function in membrane protection and/or membrane repair appear obvious, other functions have been suggested by in silico analysis and experimental data for some of these proteins.
Title: Plant cell wall proteomics: a focus on monocot species, Brachypodium distachyon, sugarcane and rice
Authors: Maria J. Calderan-Rodrigues1*, Juliana G. Fonseca1, Fabricio E. de Moraes1, Lais V. Setem1, Amanda C. Begossi1, Carlos A. Labate1, Elisabeth Jamet2.
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1Department of Genetics, Max Feffer Laboratory of Plant Genetics, Luiz de Queiroz, College of Agriculture, University of Sao Paulo, Av. Padua Dias 11, CP 83, 13400-970, Piracicaba, Brazil.
2 Laboratoire de Recherche en Sciences Vegetales, Universite de Toulouse, CNRS, UPS, 24 chemin de Borde Rouge, Auzeville, BP42617, 31326 Castanet Tolosan, France
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Abstract: Plant cell walls mostly comprise polysaccharides and proteins. The composition of monocots primary cell walls differ from that of dicots walls with respect to the type of hemicelluloses, the reduction of pectin abundance and the presence of aromatic molecules. Besides, cell wall proteins (CWPs) are also different among plant species. In addition, their distribution in functional classes varies according to cell types, organs developmental stages and/or environmental conditions. In this review, we go deeper into the findings of cell wall proteomics in monocot species and make a comparative analysis of the CWPs identified considering their predicted functions, the organs analyzed, the plant developmental stage and their possible use as targets for biofuel production. Arabidopsis thaliana CWPs were settled as a reference to allow comparisons among different monocots, i.e. Brachypodium distachyon, sugarcane and rice. Altogether, 1169 CWPs have been acknowledged, and specificities and similarities are discussed. In particular, a search for A. thaliana homologs of CWPs identified so far in monocots allows defining monocot specificities. Finally, the analysis of monocot CWPs appears as a powerful tool to identify candidate proteins of interest for tailoring cell walls to increase biomass yield of transformation for second generation fuels production.
Keywords: Brachypodium distachyon, plant cell wall, proteome, monocot, Oryza sativa, Saccharum spp.